Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Pharmacology (90 credits)

The student will select a major adviser and assemble a dissertation committee. The student, adviser and committee will formulate a plan of study. The adviser and committee will assist the student during the entire course of the program.

PHR 631Medical Pharmacology I5
PHR 632Medical Pharmacology II5
PHR 711Receptor and Molecular Pharmacology3
PHR 717Molecular Biology In Pharmacology2
IDC 601Responsible Conduct of Research1
BMS 604Fundamentals Of Cell And Molecular Biology6
BIO 310Biostatistics4
CTS 713The Discipline of Scientific Writing and Preparation of Competitive Grant Applications3
Seminar
Select 6-10 credits of seminar6-10
Pharmacology Seminar
PHR Electives
Select 20 credits of PHR graduate courses.20
Independent Research
Select credits needed to reach total degree credits of 9035
Directed Independent Study
Doctoral Dissertation
Total Credits90-94

The student must maintain a B (3.0) average throughout the graduate program, with no more than six credits with a grade of C.

Comprehensive Examinations: Doctoral students are required to pass comprehensive and qualifying examinations in order to advance to candidacy according to the guidelines of the graduate school.

Dissertation: Ph.D. candidates must present and defend a dissertation. The defense is open to the public, but only the student’s dissertation committee may directly participate in the examination. Copies of the dissertation must be presented to the committee and Graduate Dean at least 30 days prior to the defense.

Master of Science (M.S.), Pharmacology (30 credits)

The student will select a major adviser and assemble a thesis committee. The student, adviser and committee will formulate a plan of study. The adviser and committee will assist the student during the entire course of the program.

PHR 631Medical Pharmacology I5
PHR 632Medical Pharmacology II5
PHR 711Receptor and Molecular Pharmacology3
IDC 601Responsible Conduct of Research1
PHR 791Pharmacology Seminar1
4 total credits3
BIO 310Biostatistics4
Independent Research
Select credits needed to reach total degree credits of 30
PHR 797Master's Directed Independent Research1-6
PHR 799Master's Thesis1-6
Total Credits24-34

 The student must maintain a B (3.0) average throughout the graduate program, with no more than six credits with a grade of C.

Thesis: M.S. students must present and defend a thesis. The defense is open to the public, but only the student’s thesis committee may directly participate in the examination. Copies of the thesis must be presented to the committee and Graduate Dean at least 30 days prior to the defense.